SERI delighted to welcome two new members to the litigation team!
Anna-Marie de Vos is a practicing advocate with 33 years of experience. She obtained her LLB and LLM (Intellectual Property) at Unisa and joined the Pretoria Bar in 1985. She was granted silk in 1997 and appointed as a Judge on the North Gauteng High Court in 2001. She decided to return to practice in 2006. She specializes in Socio-Economic and land rights litigation and the Director of Legal Advice Office for Women, an NGO assisting women in the Garden Route area with legal issues. Anna-Marie was an applicant in the case of Du Toit v Minister of Welfare and Pupulation Development 2003 (2) SA 198 (CC) in which she and her life partner successfully challenged the Child Care Act 74 of 1983 that did not provide for permanent same-sex life partners to jointly adopt children.
Zeenat Sujee joined SERI in October 2018, she is an admitted attorney with an LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand. Zeenat served her articles at the Legal Resources Centre and thereafter worked as an attorney practicing in the fields of Housing, Land, Gender and Environmental law. She thereafter joined the Centre for Applied Legal Studies and worked in the Basic Services Programme, where she has dealt with rights to access to adequate housing, water and sanitation. Most recently, Zeenat has consulted on civil and political rights research for the South African Human Rights Commission.